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that... commissioner hurtado may i make a suggestion? if you don't mind? >> no i don't, it is the end of the night. >> with the city attorney's assistance i would encourage you to base your motion on the basis for recommendations that is in the planning staff, that is on page 4 >> there are two bullets that shows that it creates circumstances because it will not preserve and protect the character and stability of the development and not be as orderly and beneficial in the project and any other that shows that the project if approved will result in expectation and the project elsewhere in the san francisco development. and i would also encourage you to base your decision on section 76 of the tax regulations code which talks about the assessed on the surrounding property and residents. >> thank you i will accept
those friendly amendments to my motion since those are suggestions, that seem reasonable given our discussion and the evidence that we heard tonight and so he will adopt those into my motion. >> okay. >> if you could have a motion from commissioner hurtado. to grant this appeal on the basis of the excerpts of the planning staff as the analysis as read into the record and on the basis of the article one section 26, correct? >> of the business and tax regulations code. referring to the general interest standard. is that it >> yeah. >> and on that motion, to grant sxf revoke this permit, with those findings, commissioner fung?
california pacific medical center officials and, of course, our extraordinary volunteer mr. girardo. i'm happy today to sign this legislation to approve the california pacific medical center's hospital rebuild project and development agreement that the city, through its board of supervisors, just passed this last tuesday. this historic agreement ensures that two brand-new seismically safe hospitals for our city are going to be built, while guaranteeing important health care and other benefits that san franciscans will enjoy for years to come. i want to thank everybody in this room, in particular all those that are standing behind me for getting us to this day that we can sign this agreement. and, yes, it's been long, it's been arduous, but i believe that we all agree it was
definitely worth the effort. together and through our consensus building approach, we made it possible to build two seismically safe hospitals, advance the state of medical care in our city, and put thousands of san franciscans to work. i also want to take this moment and mention my personal thanks on behalf of the city, if i will, and i know the board will join me. i want to thank cpmc for their deliberate participation with some 10 other bay area hospitals to respond in the highest professional fashion to the critical emergency needs that we had this past weekend. you were one of many hospitals that took care of very seriously injured passengers on the asianic flight and i want to personally thank you. i want to be doing that, and happily doing that in the weeks to come as we celebrate our
heros, whether they were the emergency responders or working in the hospitals and volunteers and the nurses and everyone in those hospitals. but i think it's very timely that since we're doing this to give a special shout out to cpmc as one of the great bay area hospitals that responded effectively. that is why we have so many of the passengers and the crews that are surviving this big crash that could have been ten times worse. having said that, that's just an example why we're doing this today because san francisco will enjoy two brand-new hospitals, 120 bed state-of-the-art hospital at st. luke's will be built. a brand-new hospital, of course, at cathedral hill that will have anywhere from 2 74 to 304 beds depending upon the circumstances. but our residents in the bay area will receive guaranteed
levels of charity care, medi-cal treatments at these hospitals, and of course with all the other parts of this wonderful agreement we've got innovative improvements to our neighborhood medical clinics, much needed affordable housing, transportation improvements and pedestrian safety for all of our neighborhoods. the list will go on and on and the agreements reflect all of that. but i am happy that we all got through to this day. and, again, i will repeat, given the mass casualties that occurred, this is one of the reasons we want our hospitals in a seismically safe built environment. i will also say that almost a year ago we were all at a different place. an impasse had cast some doubt as to our ability to move this project forward. and at this time i would like to thank and acknowledge several individuals that have been instrumental in bringing
us back to the agreement, back to the table and building the consensus we needed to get this done. three members of our board of supervisors spent an extraordinary amount of their personal time as well as their city time to get this done. board president david chiu, supervisor mark farrell, and supervisor david campos spent an extraordinary amount of hours and i personally want to thank them for doing that because i know that those early morning hour meetings that occurred, the weekend phone calls, sometimes the phone calls were from lou to get them back to the table after some doors were slammed. and we know that because i've been through that myself. yet i would say that dedication and leadership persevered through our supervisors, and they made it happen. this could not have happened
without a local businessman's participation as well, and of course i'm speaking about lou girardo. he agreed to serve as a mediator, gave a huge amount of his personal time to this effort. and while i know he didn't realize what this would take when he first volunteered after we asked him, i also know that he worked through a lot of frustration to get this agreement happen. and it wasn't just the meetings that he had between cpmc officials, sutter officials, and the board of supervisors. he took those extraordinary steps and all of us usually ask of each other. he worked with labor. he worked with associations of nurses and others to apprise them and keep them updated about what was going on. he worked with community leaders to make sure they knew about the things they negotiated, whether it was through their supervisors, through the mayor's office or through their direct contact
with cpmc and sutter, that they were also -- their needs were being honored. he worked with housing advocates in the community to make sure their needs were heard and that this additional effort wasn't going to necessarily sacrifice a lot of things they had felt were of utmost importance to them. so, i just want to make sure we give a big shout out to lou girardo as well for his efforts in bringing everybody together. last but not least, i want to give a big thanks to mike co-hill and dr. warren bronner representing cpmc and sutter for them being able to take another look ~ when supervisors called and when we got a mediator back together. i know it's hard when you think you have an agreement and then doubts are cast and things have to be relooked at, and they had to go back to their hospital administrative officials and their board to assure them that
a deal could be had. and that's not easy in these times. by the way, i want to remind everybody, during these last year and a half, two years, all of the questions around the federal affordable health care act were also trying to be understood by everyone. that takes great toll on people who are spending millions of dollars on a hospital and not knowing what the future needs might be and how affordable care act would impact that. their past models had to be challenged and reviewed so that they can take care of folks for the next 10 to 50 years. so, i know and understand that there had to be a lot there. going back to lou, he's often said that he's just a businessman, a baker, if you will. i think lou got the right recipe on this one. [laughter] >> and i think the recipe was all the things i just said
about what he had to do to get this done, and the recipe included some main ingredients from our board of supervisors to add to that. so, brown the bread. lou, i just want to let you know that not only have we appreciated your work, but we all appreciate this wonderful approach that you did. and it was unique, but it was something that was absolutely necessary to get everybody out of their positions and into an agreed upon posture. with that, i'd like to bring board president david chiu to the podium because i know he spent incredible amount of time on this. and, again, thank you, president chiu. and thank you, mark farrell, and thank you, david campos. david chiu. (applause) >> thank you, mr. mayor. and for the record, my recollection was there was only one door slammed, and i can't remember exactly who did it. [laughter] >> this is a great day for the
health of san francisco. this is a great day for the future health of our city. i'm so delighted to be here. and let me also say that it was about a year ago that a couple of us at the board, including supervisor cohen, we held a very different press conference over on the board side and i am just amazed and so grateful that we have come as far as we have gotten to where we are today. it takes a village to build two hospitals and i want to take just a brief moment to thank everyone who has been part of that village starting first and foremost with the community. the leadership behind the elected leaders here who ensured that this is a deal that's not only good for health care, but ensures that we are meeting our local hiring needs, our housing needs, our transportation needs, our neighborhood needs around the city. and, of course, i want to thank family of labor, both from the trades as well as our health care workers and our nurses who are very instrumental in making sure we get to the right deal. shout out, of course, to the
entire lee administration starting with mayor lee, but i want to just take a moment and single out ken rich who i think really has birthed the baby that is represented here. [laughter] (applause) >> of course, we have to thank cpmc. i want to single out dr. bronner and mike cohill and just say we will be meeting you guys at boudine's bakery tomorrow. [laughter] >> a.m. and p.m. two days ago we took a moment to thank a true hero in our community, and everyone knows who i'm talking about, a man who -- whose own organization starts with the letter b, i refer to him as our batman because we put up a bat signal in the sky next time there is a need in san francisco. lou girardo. and i thank my colleagues and their support. every one of our colleagues
lended perspective to help make this deal better. thank you to katie tang who are here and eric mar. of course the three a ~ amigos, david and mark. we come from slightly different places but each of us like everyone here in the room, we wanted to make sure that thai 21st century health care system is created here in the city and this balances out what we need to make san francisco great. so, with that it's my honor to introduce the second of the three amigos, supervisor mark farrell. thank you for being here. (applause) >> thank you, david. it's really great to be here today. we are so fortunate as we come before you, signing legislation to build two brand-new hospitals here in the city of san francisco, to upgrade two other hospitals in our city, and that being the cpmc campuses at davies and supervisor wiener's district, as well as the pacific campus here in district 2 where i
represent. and i do want to thank cpmc for their incredible leadership and their involvement, for sticking with it, dr. bronner and mike cohill, thank you so much. to mayor lee and his team in particular ken rich. enough cannot be said about ken's leadership and really quarterbacking this project throughout the process. and to all of the leadership, to president chiu, supervisor campos, and all the board members that helped during this process. it was truly a team effort. and i also want to take a moment to thank the members in district 2 where two of the existing cpmc hospitals are being housed right now in the california campus and pacific campus. and across the street will be from district 2 will be the new cathedral campus. and to all the neighborhood groups in district 2 who came together to work with cpmc, to work with my office, to work with the mayor's team, to make sure that all the neighborhood needs were met, to make sure that as we build these hospitals we build them in a way that makes sense for our neighborhoods. but in particular, in a way
that we can deliver that health care into the next century for san francisco and really make sure that we continue to be at the forefront of health care delivery, not only here in our city, but across the country. we're extremely lucky in the city. we are the envy of other cities and states in our country. we add two new hospitals. we're product to be here today. i want to introduce one of my colleagues that played such an integral role in the process where one of the brand-new hospitals are going to be built square in his district. he was the biggest advocate for t. he needs to be congratulated for all of his work, supervisor david campos. (applause) >> thank you. thank you, santa ferv. thank you, mr. mayor, to you and your amazing staff, and ken rich who has done an incredible job navigating this complicated process. i don't want it repeat some of the things that have been said, but i do need to thank the people who have made this possible, beginning with the
coalition that has included a very broad and diverse group of folks from the community, from labor. they have truly been the backbone of this effort. ~ supervisor farrell and they are the ones that deserve the largest credit for this history. i also want to thank cpmc and stutter. ~ sutter. it's been a difficult process. i'm very appreciative to dr. bronner, to mike cohill that you kept an open mind and that you were willing to sit at the table with the three amigos and lou girardo and the mayor's office. it was not an easy thing to do. let me say that for me this is a very personal thing because one of the things that will happen because of this deal is that we will have a new, larger, viable world class st. luke's hospital. it's a very personal thing. i talked about how, you know, my mom was rushed to the er at st. luke's, and, so, i know
that this means a lot for so many different families. i also want to thank my colleagues on the board of supervisors and i want to thank supervisor wiener, supervisor tang, supervisor wiener for being here. they put a lot of trust in us and in this process. i know that they have their own issues and their own constituents. so it meant a great deal to me that you would put that kind of trust in us so it is greatly appreciated. and now it is my honor to introduce someone who, you know, one of the most rewarding things about this experience is that i had the opportunity to get to know one of the most remarkable people that i've had the opportunity to meet in government. there is something about bakers. my grandmother was a baker and she's one of the most amazing people that i have ever met. and lou girardo, i have yet to meet a finer individual, a finer public servant, someone who not only has the skills to mediate something like this,
but who is brilliant, who has a great deal of integrity and, of above all, who has a big heart, a real hero of mine, lou girardo. (applause) >> thank you. thank you very much, david. i simply want to say that it was a privilege and an honor to have been asked and to have been able to serve in this capacity. i want to thank warren bronner and mike cohill for turning this into a transparent process and allowing all of us to be educated. they are both very good professors. i want to thank ken rich for the job he did for the mayor's office. ken kept us all alive and moving throughout the process and was the man who was better detailed than the rest of us. the three supervisors, i've said before and i'll say again, i've read about in the newspaper. i hadn't known them very well. i've not been involved in politics much in the last few years. and came in somewhat skeptical
about who they were, what they were, and what they could achieve. but i would like to say that san francisco is very fortunate to have the 11 members of the board of supervisors that we have. they are all wonderful people. and i came away knowing that they believed in common good and that they were able to drop their political narcissism if they have such a thing, they de politicized and they put their ambitions aside to make this work. and at the same time, i think that the coalition of coalitions ~ needs a big thank you because they were a great educator as well. they kept us all informed as to what their issues were. but they weren't just giving us opinion, they were giving us fact. so,s we learned a lot from them as well. so, here's to san francisco. we're lucky we've got such a great government. we've got a wonderful mayor, a great board of supervisors and now we're going to have two wonderful hospitals to take care of everyone. so, thank you all very much for the opportunity. (applause)
our first look out is here at buena vista park, a favorite with couples and dog lovers. it is as old as its neighbor and both have a significant forest, a refreshing retreat from urban life. the pass that meander we do under a canopy of 0, redwood, pine, and eucalyptus. chill out and this environment and you might see butterflies and dandelions. blue jays fly between the eucalyptus. it is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. six, 24, or 71 bus. we have conquered the steps, we
walked the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautiful view the park has to offer. this is the place to take someone special and enjoyed a beautiful look out. " come to corona heights, located in the heart of this district. it offers a spectacular view of the downtown skyline, the bay bridge, and the east bay. the park is one of the best kept secrets. unlike twin peaks, it is hardly ever crowded. on any given day, you will run into a few locals. hop on a 37 bus to get there with that any parking worries. locals can bring their dogs to run with other dogs. there is also grass for small dogs. >> it is a great place. it is a wonderful place for the city to provide these kind of parks. the dog owners appreciate it.
>> take time to notice the wildflowers on the grassland. and keep your head on the lookout for hawks and other bird life. take your camera and be prepared to review the city in a way you will not forget. it is prominent with beautiful formations that are perfect to watch the sunrise from the east over the bay. this is another one of our great look out. we are at mount davidson. it has the highest point of elevation in san francisco, 928 feet. this is the place for you to bring someone special. enjoy all of the pathways, trails, and greenery that surrounds you. it provides a peaceful oasis of public open space and great hiking trails.
the spectacular view offers a perfect place to watch the sunrise, or, sunset, with someone you love. >> it is a good place to get away from the hectic life of the city. get some fresh air. the view is fantastic. >> wear sturdy shoes to conquer the trail, you have the feeling of being in a rain forest. mount davidson is also a great place to escape the noise and the apostle of the city with your partner. -- bustle of the city with your partner. it is quite a hike to the top at mount davidson but the view is worth every step. this is the place to bring that someone special. for more information about reserving one of these romantic
locations, or any other location, 831-5500. this number is best for special ovens, weddings, picnics, and the county for building. for any athletic field and neighborhood parks, call 831- 5510. you can also write us at permits and reservations. or walking in and say hello at old log cabin, golden gate park. and of course you can find more information at sfrecpark.org.